If you’re ever in Historic Downtown Grapevine, Texas, be sure to stop for lunch at Tolbert’s on Main Street and have an order of Donkey Tails: two all-beef hot dogs, stuffed with cheddar cheese, wrapped in flour tortillas, lightly fried and served with Tolbert’s salsa and mustard sauce. Yum-o!
The Colectivo cafe on the corner of 68th Street and Wells is its first freestanding location. It’s a got the usual offerings: an extensive coffee, tea and cocoa menu, plenty of decadent and healthy food options, and free Wi-Fi all day long.
The 68th Street space rocks with a custom fireplace in the back room, six roll-up garage doors and – my favorite feature – an outdoor fire pit. And, yes, there were people out there by the fire in the middle of one Milwaukee’s coldest Decembers on record!
Looking for more great coffices in the Milwaukee area?
- Read about Colectivo’s Lakefront cafe here and its Fifth Ward foundry location here.
- Check out Brady Street’s painted lady, Rochambo, here.
- Learn about 24-hour Pegasus here.
- If you want to wine while you work, read my post on Liquid Johnny’s here.
I’m a Jane-come-lately to the whole wine thing. It’s only in the last year or so that I’ve developed an appreciation for the stomped grape. I still don’t understand “legs” or “bouquet”, but I enjoy a glass of red with dinner. Mike doesn’t like wine. He doesn’t even really like beer. He drinks Bud Light, which true beer aficionados scoff at. Even though Mike is not a vinophile, he’s gracious enough to accompany me to the occasional wine tasting.
After our adventure at the Rushmore Tramway, we stopped at Prairie Berry Winery for a free wine tasting. Prairie Berry is a family winery run by fifth generation winemaker Sandi Votja. The large space holds a plethora of wines from dry to dessert, and there are plenty of wine-related gifts to pick up with your bottle. Sample five wines of your choosing gratis and then head over to the deli counter for fresh-made food. (We were lucky and got a counter girl who gave us a couple of extra tastings.)
Prairie Berry’s signature wine is the Red Ass Rhubarb, a sweet-tart wine made from rhubarb and raspberries. It was my favorite of the five wines I tasted, and I bought a bottle I look forward to uncorking soon. Prairie Berry is a super fun place to visit. It was one of the few times I regretted being in the RV and not being able to hold more stuff. I saw lots of goodies I wanted to buy, particularly gifts for my friends and family.
Prairie Berry is open 7 days a week with tastings going on continuously. It’s a nice, quick (we were in and out in a half hour!) stop as you tour Rushmore and environs in South Dakota.